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Tea for Two Springtime Vintage Style

A birthday, a bridal or baby shower, Mother’s Day ... just a few of the reasons to have a tea party. Yep, that’s right. A tea party. It can be a fun and unique way to host an event or just a get together with family and friends. Another great thing about a tea party? It can be enjoyed by grown-ups and young ones alike.

Stampin’ Up!’s Springtime Vintage collection offers endless inspiration for a tea party theme. The designer fabric, paper, stamp images, and accessories in this collection share a soft, vintage, pastel look and feel. With all of this at your fingertips, you’ll be able to create a fun, relaxed, and beautiful setting for your tea party.

Need some inspiration? Look no further than the pages of your Occasions Mini Catalog. Here are some ideas to get you started:

 * Invitations & Place Cards

Baby blossom stamp set  Vintage DSP 
Pair up the Baby Blossom stamp set (#121927 wood/#122000 clear) with the Springtime Vintage Designer Series Paper (#121782) for beautiful and effortlessly coordinated invitations for your tea party. Coordinate place cards with your invites to complete your table setting.

 * Placemats & Napkins 

 Vintage Fabric Fun Flowers Die Vintage buttons
Use the Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric (#121817) to create placemats, napkins, and napkin rings. Accent these with fabric flowers using the Big Shot Die-cutting machine (#113439) and the Fun Flowers Bigz L Die (#121812). Make your projects that much easier using the Big Shot Fabric Adhesive Roll (#122194). Add Springtime Vintage Big Designer Buttons (#122301) to your projects for a finishing touch.

 * Favors 

 Petal Cone Die  Ribbon Rosettes Vintage Flowers 

Create cute and stylish favors with the turn of a crank using the Petal Cone Bigz L  Die (#121810) with the Big Shot Die-cutting machine (#113439). Coordinate your favors in the colors used in the Springtime Vintage collection. Embellish with some seam binding, buttons, or glass glitter and you’re sure to bring a glimmer of fun to take home from the party.

And don’t overlook the possibilities with the Vintage Flower Adornments (#121879) and the ribbon Rosettes flowers (#118774) to round out your accessorizing for the tea party. With all of this inspiration, you are sure to  create a fun and memorable party for you and your guests - so much so, that you might even be starting a tradition. 


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On the Road with My Digital Studio

Are you overwhelmed with all of the digital photos stuck on your computer and your camera? Are you eager to enjoy and show off your trip photos? What if you could be showing off your photos soon after you get home? (And showing them off on your camera or your phone does NOT count.) If this appeals to you, then I have your answer - My Digital Studio! 

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The next time that you pack your bags for a fabulous trip, don’t forget to pack your laptop, too. When you have the My Digital Studio software (#118108) loaded onto your computer, you are ready to scrapbook - anytime, anywhere. Seriously. 

Imagine taking time at the end of each day of your trip to load photos onto your computer, create a few pages with My Digital Studio, and add the details of who, what, where, when, and why. And if you find that you don’t have quite the right images for the pages you are creating, you can download new ones into My Digital Studio with the click of a button. At the end of your trip, you will have completely scrapbooked all of your trip photos and captured all of the thoughts and memories with your journaling. (No more trying to remember everything!) All you need to do is upload it to Stampin’ Up!’s printing service and your FINISHED scrapbook will be printed, bound, and sent back to you for you to enjoy.

No paper, no stamps, no albums, no embellishments, no adhesive ... all you need is your computer with the My Digital Studio software loaded on to it. It travels with you everywhere and offers a simple way to creatively document your memories. And best of all, it gets your photos off of your computer, your camera, and even your phone, and into a scrapbook where they will be preserved and enjoyed for years to come.

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